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43rd Ward Candidate Would Be First Persian-American on Council

43rd Ward Candidate Would Be First Persian-American on Council

Nineteen years ago, a young and hopeful Iranian immigrant came to Chicago looking for the American dream. Now she is running for a major political position: 43rd ward alderman. Bita Buenrostro never intended to enter politics, but one afternoon while driving in her car with her husband, she had an epiphany. “We have to speak […]

Young Chicagoans Weigh In-Rahm Looks Like a Sure Bet

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Young Chicagoans Weigh In-Rahm Looks Like a Sure Bet

In an informal survey conducted last Monday in the South Loop, young Chicago residents favored former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel for mayor of Chicago. Those interviewed said the qualities they look for in a mayor are: strong leadership, experience, honesty and interest in the public. Many said they thought Emanuel embodies those […]

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